Dear Jared: Bachelor in Paradise Recap

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Hide yer liquor, hide yer sex partners…Chris Bukowski is arriving in Paradise tonight!

Let the record show that this is the fifth TV show that Chris has appeared on in recent years. We have two seasons of The Bachelorette (well, one and almost a second) plus Bachelor Pad and last year’s Bachelor in Paradise.

In unrelated news, I miss J.J. Do you?

Here are the Top 10 Highlights (a.k.a. lowlights) of Bachelor in Paradise last night… [Read more…]

RHONY Reunion, Part Two

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Let me start by saying I HATE YOU BRAVO. 

Where do you get off switching the time of the Real Housewives of New York Reunion Part 2 to 8:00 when the show has aired at 9:00 all season long?

I totally missed it and am only getting a chance to watch it now. On a Saturday. Because I’m at the beach and I don’t have a DVR here. #thestruggleisreal

Here are the Top 10 Highlights from Real Housewives of New York Reunion Part 2[Read more…]

Hi, I’m Joe: Bachelor in Paradise Recap

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I’d like to start this recap out with a special shout-out to my in-laws who had to suffer through watching Bachelor in Paradise since I am staying at their beach house for the next three weeks.

It was highly embarrassing and I had to preface the show with such descriptive adjectives as “cheesy” and “silly.”

But I didn’t mean it, Bachelor in Paradise! You may be cheesy and silly, but I love you. This summer has been amazing. 

Without further adieu, here are the 10 “highlights” (or just things that bothered me) from last night’s Bachelor in Paradise[Read more…]

Love Ya Like a Sister: Bachelor in Paradise Recap

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Will Samantha and Joe’s evil plot to take over Paradise succeed? Or will Samantha come out from under the spell of the Southern psychopath? 

Will Ashley’s sanity fail her as Dan continues to date Amber? Or will the parrots help her keep her cool?

Will Jade and Tanner continue their reign as the most boring couple on the beach?

Get all the highlights from last night’s Bachelor in Paradise right here! [Read more…]

Must Love Wine

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In case you missed it, my eBook Must Love Wine hit the virtual shelves last month and it’s destined to be a classic! Not to mention, it’s Real Housewife-approved. (See book cover above with praise from RHONY‘s own Kristen Taekman.)

If you haven’t purchased it, here’s why you need to– it’s a collection of essays about my life. Not just mom stuff, but relationship stuff, too. FUNNY mom and relationship stuff that will have you laughing so hard you spit out your wine.

Did I mention that Must Love Wine is only $3.99? That is a steal, my friends! So head over to Amazon right now and do a little clicky-clicky on “Buy Now.” (Don’t worry if you don’t have a Kindle. You can easily download the free Kindle app on your smartphone or tablet and read it there!)

Still not sure you want to fork over the mere cost of a latte to support me AND burn some calories giggling? Here’s a sample chapter that I’m sharing FOR FREE so you can preview a tiny bit of what Must Love Wine has to offer… [Read more…]

Counting Down to Moving

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Moving is stressful. I knew that going into this. But last week I finally felt like things were under control.

The house was slowly but surely getting packed up. We had our move-out/move-in dates established. I had made my last big grocery order.

Then we found out that our closing was getting pushed back two weeks and all my plans got shot to hell!

It could be worse…it’s not like we need to be in Virginia in order for my kids to start school or anything (they’re just going to preschool). All the delay amounts to is an inconvenience.  [Read more…]

Real Housewives of New York: Reunion, Part One

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Love me a good reunion, especially with the ladies of New York!

This season has had all the components of a good Real Housewives’ season…an island vacation, drunk sloppiness, and lots of personal product promotion. #Skinnygirl #TruRenewal

Here are the Top 10 Highlights from the Real Housewives of New York Reunion Part One… [Read more…]

Sex, Lies, and Videotape: Bachelor in Paradise Recap

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I’m going to make a bold statement here…three hours of Paradise per week is NOT ENOUGH. That’s right, I said it.

I used to complain whenever The Bachelor or Bachelorette had those two episode weeks, but Bachelor in Paradise is way freaking better! 

People who had virtually no presence on Bachelor/ette come to Paradise and are the center of attention. Like Samantha. Or Dan. Or Joe. Love it.

(Confession: I don’t always watch the After Paradise show that comes on after the show. Sometimes it’s lame. Sometimes it’s okay. Also I don’t want to hear any spoilers about how the couples end up from current cast members appearing on the show.)

Here are the Top 10 Highlights from last night’s Bachelor in Paradise[Read more…]

Eeny Meeny Miney Joe: Bachelor in Paradise Recap

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Lots of shakeups on last night’s Bachelor in Paradise, including one that I totally didn’t see coming.

Here are the Top 10 Highlights from Bachelor in Paradise…

10. “The only guy who followed her was Chris Harrison and that’s probably because he’s paid to do it.” –Ashley I., about Clare walking out of the Rose Ceremony. Speaking of Chris Harrison, did he really tell Clare she’s only been here a week? I could’ve sworn it’s been like three weeks. I guess time stands still in Paradise. [Read more…]

Back to School with Hanna Andersson

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I know some people might dread the summer ending, but not me! I love everything about the fall…apple-scented candles, all the holidays coming up, and especially the fall clothing.

This year the fall will be especially exciting because my family is moving to Virginia. Fresh starts abound!

Last week I visited my local Hanna Andersson store in Marlton, NJ and picked up some new back to school clothes for the kids. They have to start their new preschool in style, right? (Keep reading for a 15% off coupon at the end of the post!) [Read more…]